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Oz gurdwara vandalised, SGPC condemns attack

Melbourne, Australia: The SGPC has strongly condemned the attack on a gurdwara at Perth in Australia. In a statement issued here today, SGPC spokesman Diljeet Singh Bedi said the attack on the shrine was highly condemnable and the Australian authorities must initiate strict action against those behind it. He said SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar, who was on a visit to ...

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Serving Sikh soldiers want more Sikhs in US army

New York, US: The US should change its policy to allow more Sikh American to join the military without compromising on their religious beliefs and practices, the only three Sikh soldiers in the US army say. Major Kamaljeet Singh Kalsi, Captain Tejdeep Singh Rattan and Corporal Simran Preet Singh Lamba are the only three Sikhs serving in the US army currently. ...

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Sikh Pioneers soldiers of fortitude

Amritsar, Punjab: Punjab has always been a region of warriors though soldiering was only open to certain castes. The ascent of Sikhism and its bringing into being an order of saint-soldiers unfettered by caste restrictions gave a chance to everyone to take up the profession. The Mazhabi and Ramdasia communities imbued with the martial spirit of Sikhism stood out because ...

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Book on Sikh history released

Amritsar, Punjab: A book on the Anglo-Sikh war, “Jang Hind Punjab Da”, was today launched during a function at Khalsa College here. Written by Ludhiana-based Harbhajjan Singh Cheema, the book is an account of Punjab’s history and wars following Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s demise in 1839 and annexation of the state by the British in 1849. Dharam Singh, former Head of Department ...

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SIKH SOLDIERS FOUGHT FOR OUR FREEDOM AND WE’LL FIGHT TO PROTECT THEIRS: NDP

Ottawa, Canada: While addressing growing concern about the PQ Charter of Values in Quebec, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair promised to fight against institutionalized discrimination in honour of Sikh Veterans. When asked about the NDP’s position regarding a potential compromise that will limit a ban on religious symbols to police officers and judges, Mulcair responded by paying remembrance to the contributions of ...

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